Drought: Where’s the water coming from?

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By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer It’s not news to any Rio Grande Valley local that it has been a dusty and windy spring, but what they may not know is last year’s problems have resulted in this year’s provisions. According to Meteorologist Mike Castillo of the National Weather Service in Brownsville, “As of today we …

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Fantasticks coming to SPI

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Special to the PRESS The Fantasticks! may look like a simple show when one is enjoying it from the audience, but in reality it is one of the most challenging musicals for the actors/singers, directors and accompanists. The beautiful music is particularly challenging for vocalists and the well-drawn characters require the performers to be actors …

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Texas top 10 for foreign visitors

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Special to the PRESS According to a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) International Trade Administration (ITA), Texas saw a double-digit increase of 14 percent in 2010 – with 1.028 million visitors – over the number of overseas (all countries except Canada and Mexico) visitors who came to Texas in …

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Committee sponsors blues concert

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By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the NEWS The South Padre Island Parks and Recreation Committee sponsored the first annual Red, Wine, and Blues Concert on Sunday, May 29 from 8-10 p.m. on the beach behind Boomerang Billies. The event was free to the public. Over 200 people brought lawn chairs or beach towels and listened …

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Camp encourages kids to fishPort

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By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the NEWS On Saturday May 27 over 10 children and their parents came together at KOA Campground on South Padre Island to participate in a Fishing’s Future Kids Fish Camp. Fishing’s Future is a 501-c3 corporation whose mission is to reconnect kids and nature, strengthen family relationships, build stewardship of …

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Never Forget – Memorial Day

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Memorial Day functions set

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Memorial Day events in Laguna Vista begin Saturday with placing of flowers on the graves of area veterans, and continue Monday with the “Always Remember, Never Forget” Parade, followed by a ceremony that pays tribute to our veterans. Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston will lead a ceremony Saturday, …

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A Higher Calling: Local woman heads to Africa

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer “Follow your dreams” seems to be the mantra of the younger generation, and for 21-year-old Felicia Berg­man, it is exactly what she is doing. After dreaming about being in Africa, Bergman feels that she is called to do missions in South Africa and is working to raise the funds to …

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College ministry volunteers at Bethel Baptist

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer The need to serve can be a powerful driving force, and, for a group of Valley young men and women, that need was fed during a service proj­ect for a Port Isabel church. From May 19 to 20, Jour­ney, a college and career age ministry group out of Har­lingen, came …

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Judy Lynn Galvan named winner of 2011 PRESS scholarship

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer Soft spoken and aspiring, Judy Lynn Galvan has high hopes for her life as she moves from high school to college. She is the winner of the 2011 Port Isabel South Padre Press Scholarship. With the funds she has been awarded, the future 2011 Port Isabel High School graduate plans …

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